Staff at an Aberdeen nursery put the wellbeing of children at the heart of the service, inspectors said.
Care Inspectorate monitors visited Step By Step Pre-school Nursery on Fairview Street, Danestone, on August 7 and have now published their report.
The nursery looks after up to 41 children aged under five and inspectors rated it “very good” for care, support, management and leadership – the second best of six possible ratings.
“Staff put the wellbeing of children at the heart of the service,” said the report.
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It added: “Parents commented on the welcoming friendly atmosphere, with one saying there was a caring family feel within the nursery.
“During the short interviews, we found parents thought the staff were a key strength of the service, describing them as ‘wonderful’.”